Wikitude SDK 6: See Beyond Reality with SLAM for AR Apps

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Introducing SDK 6, Wikitude’s Powerful SLAM Solution for Augmented Reality Apps.

SDK 6 combines top-notch image recognition and tracking, improved geo-location AR and the all-new Wikitude 3D tracking technology (SLAM-based), becoming the world’s most comprehensive augmented reality SDK for mobile, tablets and smart glasses.

 

 

 

With this release, Wikitude empowers the over 400,000 AR developers worldwide to transform their apps into a full-stack augmented reality experience. Here is an overview of the new features. Ditch the markers! With SDK 6, Wikitude introduces its SLAM-based 3D engine to the world. Our all-in-one solution is robust, accurate and 100% in-house developed.

 

Instant tracking is the first feature using Wikitude’s 3D tracking technology. It allows developers to easily map environments and display augmented reality content without the need of a target image (markerless). This feature works in both indoors and outdoors environments, therefore being suitable for a wide range of industries such as medical, architecture, gaming, industrial machinery, real estate, marketing and many others.

 

Gestures – Play with augmentations like never before

The new “gestures” feature allows developers to freely place and interact with multiple augmentations on both marker or markerless AR experiences. Unlike other SDKs, Wikitude now enables full control of AR content with support for multi-touch gestures: drag, rotate, zoom, pan, make augmentations bigger or smaller. This feature was designed with the end-user in mind, making AR experiences more dynamic, intuitive and fun.

 

Robust AR no matter where – tracking targets in rough conditions

Low light condition, shadows, noisy backgrounds, shiny surfaces – SDK 6’s new computer vision engine is prepared to deliver AR in any environment. This means an increased performance, unprecedented recognition rate (92% of recognition) and faster recognition speed for target collections. Developers can benefit from a new file format optimized for best performance in rough conditions.

 

Improved Extended Tracking – first introduced on SDK 5, Extended Tracking allows developers to go beyond targets. Once the target image is recognized, users can continue the AR experience by freely moving their devices without the need of keeping the marker in the camera view. This feature now shares the same SLAM algorithm as Wikitude’s Instant Tracking feature, providing robust performance for Wikitude-based apps.

 

Advanced camera options – AR has never looked so realistic as with this sharp new feature. Enjoy high definition camera rendering on new devices and 60 fps for smoother AR experiences. SDK 6 comes with two camera setting options that gives developers full control of their AR experiences. Choose between auto mode or select your preferred rendering quality from standard definition SD to full high definition (FullHD). Moreover, developers now have extended control over focus behaviour of the camera.

Positioning – “positioning” gives wings to augmentations. Extending our SDK’s existing capabilities, this feature now enables full free positioning of augmentations on targets in all dimensions. Content that is associated with a geo-location can now also be freely aligned in all directions.

 

Start Developing with Wikitude SDK 6

 To get early access to Wikitude’s new SLAM-enabled SDK please reach out to media@wikitude.com with subject line “SDK 6 test request”

 

About Wikitude®

Wikitude is the world’s mobile augmented reality (AR) pioneer and leading AR technology provider for smartphones, tablets and digital eyewear on both iOS and Android. With more than 100,000 registered developers, the Wikitude SDK powers thousands of AR apps run by both small enterprises as well as many Fortune 100 companies across the globe. Wikitude’s latest product and feature addition is its 3D recognition and tracking, allowing apps to “see” and understand rooms, spaces and objects. Wikitude® is a registered trademark of Wikitude GmbH, for more information please visit: www.wikitude.com

 

Contact

Paula Monteiro

Marketing Manager

media@wikitude.com

+43 676 8408 5633

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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